Firefighters Investigate Arson at Southeast Memphis Home

(Memphis) Firefighters believe the fire that crumbled a garage and left a bedroom unrecognizable on Railton, was set on purpose

“There are no suspects at the time,” said Lt. Wayne Cooke with the Memphis Fire Department.

Thankfully, no one was inside at the time and no fire fighters were hurt putting it out.

Neighbors News Channel 3 caught up with were very concerned.

They didn’t want to go on record, but say, someone originally called police because they heard what sounded like a burglary in the middle of the night.

They also say it’s not the first time someone has tried to break into the house.

News Channel 3 called police to see if they investigated a burglary call at the house, but haven’t heard back.

Firefighters are asking anyone who knows about the arson to speak up and help get whoever maliciously set the fire, off the streets.

“There can be lives lost in arson related crimes,” said Cooke.

If you have information, call crime stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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